Collapsed carport death connected to film and TV industry production

Albuquerque police said Friday that one person was killed Wednesday by an overhang when a truck rolled into a garage in or near an apartment complex in Cardenas, close to Gibson and San Pedro.

The producers along with the production declined an interview request but told KOB 4 that the person who died had nothing to do with production and the accident occurred after the crew finished shooting.

“After the film finished principal photography, a truck driven by a union chauffeur hit a tank and collapsed onto a passerby,” said one of the producers.

KOB 4 received tips that the production is called “Pearblossom Highway” or “Pure Blossom Highway”. Neither case has been confirmed by producers, and KOB 4 has been unable to find any production information. Nothing with a similar name is listed on the New Mexico Film Office website.

As of Friday night, the Bureau of Films and the Local Unions have not returned to KOB 4 regarding its requests for comment and for an interview.

It’s yet another production tragedy for the New Mexico film and television industry, after the fatal accidental shooting on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, when actor Alec Baldwin was carrying the gun that exploded and killed the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, in October.

Leave a Comment